Hiromu Hamasaki, Yuki Tokumoto, Keiichi Edagawa
||Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 2020, Vol.89 (2)
||The physical Society of Japan
Electrical resistivity measurements were performed for plastically deformed Bi–Sb topological insulators to investigate the formation of one-dimensional gapless states along dislocations, which has been previously discussed theoretically. Micrometer-sized samples were used for the measurements, so as to investigate the correlation between local dislocation density and electrical resistivity. Two types of samples with different deformation orientations were prepared; the dislocations introduced in one type satisfy the theoretical condition for the formation of gapless conductive states while those in the other do not. The former type of samples exhibited much reduced resistivity in a low temperature region below 50 K, compared with the latter or undeformed samples, which can be attributed... to one-dimensional conduction along dislocations.